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Are you in search of a quick and easy Easter project the kids are sure to love? Using Caron Chunky Cakes this is a very fast make and using self striping bulky yarn makes it oh so easy!
After using the Caron Chunky Cakes for my Chains of Love Cowl I have been looking for another project for this fun yarn. So many bright and happy colors to choose from! However, if you would prefer, you could certainly make this with doubled strands of any worsted weight yarn.
Lots of fabulous texture on this basket using the back post and front post double crochet stitches. I have included a video stitch tutorial below if you have any questions about those stitches. Featuring a super cute faux fur pom pom for the bunny tail the kids will love their very own bunny Easter basket!
The face and bottom are crocheted onto the basket and are duplicated on each side and a small strap lets the kids carry their basket during their egg hunts.
Super cute and just in time for Easter!
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1 Caron Chunky Cakes Sherbert Swirl 9.8 oz / 297 yards
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Notes about pattern: ch 3 at beginning of rounds counts as stitch.
dc double crochet
sl st slip stitch
blo back loop only
fpdc front post double crochet
bpdc back post double crochet
sc dec single crochet decrease
RS right side
WS wrong side
sc single crochet
Approximate finished size: 8” tall including face x 8” round.
Gauge: 10 dc sts = 4”, 6 rows = 4”
Round 1 ch 3, 9 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in top of ch 3 (10)
Round 2 ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st, sl st in top of ch 3 (20)
Round 3 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (30)
Round 4 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 2 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 2 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (40)
Round 5 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (50)
Round 6 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 4 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 4 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (60)
Round 7 ch 3, working in blo, dc in each st around to end, sl st to top of ch 3. (60)
Round 8 ch 2 (does not count as st), *fpdc around dc stitch below, bpdc around next dc stitch* repeat between * * to end, sl st to top of ch 2. (60)
Round 9 – 15 repeat round 8 (60)
Round 16 ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to the end. (60)
Place 4 stitch markers 15 stitches apart on top of basket.
Bunny Face and Bottom
With RS of basket facing, attach yarn to first stitch marker.
Row 1 ch 1, working in blo, sc in same st and in next 14 sts. Turn (15)
Row 2 ch 1, sc in each st to end. Turn (15)
Row 3 ch 1, sc dec over first two sts, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts. Turn (13)
Row 4 – 7 repeat row 3. (5)
Skip next 15 sts to next st marker and repeat above instructions for bunny bottom.
With RS facing, sc evenly around face and bottom.
Bunny Ears (make 2)
ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 chs, sc in last ch, switch to contrasting color, ch 1, sc in unused loops of ch, sc in each st to end, sc in top of each st to ch 1, sl st to first st of contrasting color. Leaving a longer tail for sewing fasten off. Sew ears bunny face.
With coordinating embroidery thread, sew buttons for eyes and nose to bunny face.
With coordinating embroidery thread, sew faux fur pom pom to bunny bottom.
Row1 ch 12, dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn
Row 2 ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across.
Sew strap to WS of both bunny face and bunny bottom where desired.
Weave in ends.